It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Rory Scott, who passed away on Saturday, February 11, at the age of 64, leaving to mourn family and friends. Rory joined Oak Grove in 1989.
There will be a memorial service for Rory at Oak Grove Presbyterian Church, 2200 West Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington, MN on Saturday, March 23 at 11:00 am, with visitation beginning at 10:00 am. The service will also be livestreamed on YouTube and Facebook for those unable to attend in person.
Following the service, you are invited to join the family and friends in the church social hall for lunch and continuing conversation around the table.
Annual Congregational Meeting: Sunday, Feb. 25 (following worship) Please join us for the Annual Meeting of Oak Grove Presbyterian Church. We will need to secure a quorum of at least 50 people to conduct official church business. Printed annual reports are available in the narthex.
Following the meeting, everyone is invited to the Chili Cook-off in the social hall. Please sign up to bring a crock pot of your favorite chili. You are invited to give it a fancy name, too! The youth will provide cheese, sour cream, crackers, and a beverage.
YOU are the judges – whose chili will be the best overall? Most spicy? Best Vegetarian/Vegan? Most colorful? A free will offering will be collected to help fund scholarships to the intergenerational Civil Rights Pilgrimage in Alabama this summer.
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of former Oak Grove member Todd Peterson, who passed away on January 18, 2024, at the age of 80, leaving to mourn family and friends.
There will be a Memorial Service for Todd Peterson at Oak Grove Presbyterian Church on Thursday, Feb. 29 at 2:00 p.m. with visitation beginning at 1:00 p.m. The service will also be livestreamed on YouTube and Facebook for those unable to attend in person.
Following the service, you are invited to join the family and friends in the church social hall for refreshments and continuing conversation around the table.
If you have worshipped, walked through the front doors, received a newsletter or the weekly announcements; if you have called, emailed, or eaten at Oak Grove anytime during the last 12 years, you have experienced the work and ministry of Beth Angerhofer. On October 9, Beth will retire after a long and meaningful tenure as our Office Administrator. In her role, Beth’s responsibilities have been varied and large. She has kept on top of the calendar, put together worship bulletins of all kinds, and archived photographs and records of committee meetings. She has supervised our cleaning crew, fielded thousands of phone calls, directed and endeared herself to multiple office volunteers.
Every day at Oak Grove, Beth has gone the “extra mile” to make sure that the church’s ministry runs smoothly and that the building is clean and inviting to visitors and members alike. We will miss Beth’s excellent administrative skills, thoughtfulness, friendliness and sense of humor.
Please join us to celebrate Beth and her many contributions to Oak Grove at our “Drive by Goodbye” on Sunday, October 18th from Noon – 1 pm. Drive into Oak Grove to say goodbye and offer your thanks to Beth as she retires. We will have treats and frivolity… it is a party, after all!
EV EXPO (electric vehicle) on Saturday September 15, 2018, 10AM to 1 PM at Oak Grove Presbyterian 2200 W. Old Shakopee Rd. in Bloomington. [Note: This is an outdoor event. In case of cancellation due to rainstorms, we will post a notice on Oak Grove’s Facebook page and this web page.]
The event is co-sponsored by the American Lung Association. See how electric vehicles are dramatically changing transportation, talk to owners, and test drive several of the latest electrics and plug in hybrids all in one place.
Dealers will be bringing the latest models including: Tesla Model 3, Nissan Leaf, Chevy Bolt, Chevy Volt, Ford C-Max Energi, Ford Fusion Energi, Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, Chrysler Pacifica PHEV, Audi etron, Fiat 500e, Mini PHEV. And there will be many EV and plug in hybrid owners showing their cars and telling about their driving experiences.
Short educational presentations will be held from 10-11 AM with test drives/owners talk from 11AM to 1 PM. “Smart” EV chargers, electric bikes, electric mowers, electric snow blowers and other electric tools will also be on display. A mechanic will be on site to test your Nissan or Prius batteries. The church youth will be providing free car washes (donations accepted).
Event is free and open to the public. Share this with your friends and neighbors. For more information, contact the church office at 952-888-4561
Oak Grove Presbyterian Church is hosting a handbell concert by Twin Cities Bronze on Sunday, April 29, 2018, at 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Twin Cities Bronze is an auditioned handbell ensemble of advanced ringers from around the Twin Cities Metro area. Distinctive among handbell groups for performing without a conductor, the ensemble is also known for its energetic and visually appealing performance style. Musical excellence is the inspiration for innovative performances.
The ensemble shares its knowledge of this unique instrument nationwide and recently received a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council to implement The Mobile Classroom, a custom-designed educational workshop for handbell choirs. Members of the ensemble are in demand as class instructors at festivals, conferences and events around the country. Twin Cities Bronze traveled to Puerto Rico in June, 2017, for a cultural residency exchange which included concerts, workshops and educational activities.
The Shared Values Statement portrays the spirit of the organization: As professionals, to strive at all times for musical excellence As educators, to share our technical knowledge of this unique medium As artists, to showcase the diversity of handbells through innovative performances As performers, to support each other and have fun!
The concert at Oak Grove Presbyterian Church will feature their newest commission, “Song of Peace” by Dean Wagner, some classic handbell repertoire, and a fugue based on a theme by Lady Gaga. A free will offering will be collected which will directly benefit college students from Arecibo, Puerto Rico. They will be joining us via video during the concert.